Posted by Thomas Moody ● July 13, 2016

Top 3 Home Automation Apps


These days, efficiency and productivity are the keys to life, which is why it's no surprise that home automation is a bigger topic than ever before. Home automation is a natural fit for your smartphone or tablet, and since these devices are at the apex of their popularity, streamlining your day-to-day activities is easier than ever. Check out these three home automation products that will make your life easier.


The Nest Learning Thermostat automatically adapts as your life. In the first week of use it will learn your preferences and ultimately save you money by maximizing efficiency. Independent studies have proven that Nest saved an average of 10-12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills. Nest also allows you to monitor your heating and cooling system from your phone, get alerts if conditions are too hot or cold, and will notify you if there are any system errors.


SmartThings wants to make your smartphone the remote control for the everyday objects in your life by connecting various sensors and devices to the SmartThings platform. For about $300, customers get a kit that includes a SmartThing hub and a variety of sensors. Simply connect them to your devices — whether it is a coffeemaker or garage door — and then easily control and monitor them from your iPhone. Once connected, SmartThings devices will be able to tell you if there is a problem at home — like the oven left on — and allow you to remotely fix the problem. Most importantly, these SmartThings are able to talk to each other, creating a flow of information from device to device, and when devices begin talking to each other, the possibilities are endless.

The Loxone App

The Loxone app allows you to control your residence from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The possibilities are endless because, with this app, you can regulate everything from your home's blinds and heating to the music that's playing in any given room. All you have to do is make a few taps on your iPhone's screen, and you're done! This makes the Loxone app one of the most ideal and efficient home automation apps out there. It's definitely a good idea to install this app on your iPhone today. You won't regret it, and running the devices inside of your own home will be something you'll look forward to, rather than something you dread.

Thanks to these home automation apps, you're in good shape to feel in control of all of the devices in your home. Whether it's the blinds, the heating or an entertainment device like your stereo, these apps have you covered so that you can proceed efficiently and productively.

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Topics: Home Automation, Homeownership